T S Marine engineers

Scott and his merry men at T S Marine have looked after my boat engines ever since I needed a new gearbox on Westernman ages ago. I couldn't even get into the space where they had to work, so I was mightily impressed to find…

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René Brent – Quay Canvas

I was René’s first-ever customer, back in 1974! He made the loose cushion covers for my boat. I remember them well. Ros, my wife, had chosen a Sanderson fabric that set off the rich varnish. We used to take them off at sea and survive…

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SeaJet Shogun Antifouling

My relationship with Seajet goes back to its first arrival on the UK market. In those days I was sailing a big pilot cutter with a bottom the size of a tennis court. Like most heavy-displacement boats she was harder to keep clean underneath than…

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Teak Decks from TLC

When I went to America to look over Constance, I specifically asked the broker how the decks looked. I knew how bad 25-year-old teak decks can be. He said they were OK, so I hopped a plane to Florida, only to be confronted by a…

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